Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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    • Downloads: 120
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    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

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    • Downloads: 508
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    Applications Best Practices For Integrating Store Operations Into Your Strategy

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    • Downloads: 121
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Our US online retail forecast update in Q4 found a slightly faster uptake in eCommerce sales in 2014, which are projected to grow at an 11.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2018. The increase...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading A Digital Business Transformation

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    • Downloads: 581
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    Report:Retailers Struggle To Profit Despite The Rise In Online Grocery Shopping In Western Europe

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    • Downloads: 17
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Digital Store Platform Will Support The Retail Store Of The Future

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    • Downloads: 725
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    • Downloads: 250
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    • Downloads: 70
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    • Downloads: 242
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    Report:The Best And Worst Of Unified Experiences, 2014

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    • Downloads: 666
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    • Downloads: 453
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    • Downloads: 27
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    Report:Develop A Digital Business Road Map That Drives Innovation

    Road Map: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business transformation is a multiyear, multidimensional challenge. Traditional wisdom encourages firms to approach such a wholesale change as a big-bang transformation program, but the...

    • Downloads: 916
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    Report:Commerce Technology Vendor Catalog

    Tools And Technology: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    This report helps eBusiness professionals understand the landscape of vendors across 45 different technology categories that span marketing, merchandising, customer service, fulfillment, back-office...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Canadian Online Retail — 2013

    Forrester has partnered with Canada Post and Shop.ca to evaluate the changing trends in online retail in Canada. On paper, the Canadian online retail market has been going through a renaissance,...

    • Downloads: 502
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    • Downloads: 179
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

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    • Downloads: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using The Online Channel To Tap Into China's Luxury Goods And Services Shoppers

    With the rapid growth and significant changes in China's luxury goods and services market in the past decade, many eBusiness professionals are finding it difficult to navigate this rapidly evolving...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Cross-Border Sales Drive 17% Of Online eCommerce In Western Europe

    ForecastView Document

    This report provides context for and insight into the Forrester Research Online Cross-Border Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe). This forecast defines cross-border buyers as consumers who...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience In China, 2014

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three models to estimate the impact that customer...

    • Downloads: 159
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Drive Incremental Sales With Endless Aisle Capabilities

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    • Downloads: 227
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Banks Can Learn From Retailers' Websites

    Eight Marketing And Sales Tactics That Digital Banking Teams Should Borrow From Their Retail Peers

    Over the past decade, eBusiness and channel strategy teams at many large banks have done yeoman's work in upgrading and improving their public websites. They've made great strides in areas like...

    • Downloads: 351
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The Digital Maturity Model

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    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of current strengths and weaknesses is essential. This year,...

    • Downloads: 1743
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

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    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

    • Downloads: 396